The basic idea is of a not-quite-transparent bridge. A plug
with two NICs would do, or a WiFi plug with a NIC connection
that goes to the ISP's router or modem.
You can use a captive portal for first HTTP connection,
showing gateway into the network. You would offer alternative
namespace extensions like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion
While the hash names are immune to jamming, they're not
human friendly, so your portal will need a P2P search
engine, e.g. http://yacy.net/en/ so that people can find
content in alternative namespaces. Your biggest problem
will hostile users.
This can be done completely in software, of course, but then
you're facing a support nightmare. Plus, plug computers will
have less volatility. No need to tax the nascent networks
with a node flux.
You'll need a moderately beefy plug computers, and some
local storage, preferably as nonvolatile solid state drive.
> today...before it will be used widely as an alternative to what's already
> (i agree about recyclability, btw)
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